YU Yunique 2 Launched in India For Rs. 5999 – How Does It Compare With Redmi 4 & Moto C Plus

Micromax has launched YU Yunique 2 which is pitched against likes of Redmi 4 and Moto C Plus. We compare all three and find out which comes on top!


Yu Yunique 2

YU Televentures (The Micromax Sub-Brand) has launched their new budgeted premium device, the YU Yunique 2. It is the successor to the YU Yunique. The newer version comes loaded with with a number of interesting and useful features.

The YU Yunique 2 will come with Truecaller Integration (which will give you an instant caller ID with spam protection feature). The other things to include, the phone has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3, supports 4G VoLTE, will run Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box and has a 13 megapixel shooter on the back. All these at an astonishing price of Rs. 5,999.

YU Yunique 2 Specifications

From supporting 4G VoLTE to Android 7.0 Nougat to a 13 megapixel rear shooter, Yu Yunique 2 packs a number of interesting specs under it’s hood.

1. Design and Build – The YU Yunique 2 will feature a metal build on the back, and gives a premium feel when you hold it. With chamfered edges and a 5 inch screen size, the handset is perfect for one-hand use.

2. Display – The smartphone sports a 5 inch High Definition display (1280×720 pixels). It has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection with 4 Pinch Zoom feature and a 2 point Multi Touch support.

3. Hardware – The device will get powered by 1.3 quad core Mediatek 6737 processor. On top it will come with MAli T720 graphics processor coupled with 2GB of RAM.

4. Software – The Yu Yunique 2 will run Android Nougat 7.0 out of the box with a custom bloatware on top to offer a near-end Stock Android experience.

5. Storage and Sim Support – The device will support two SIMs (Micro + Micro). The Yu Yunique 2 will come with 16GB onboard storage, which can further be expanded up to 64 GB via an external memory card.

6. Camera – The Yu Yunique 2 will come with a 13 MP shooter on the back with autofocus support, a LED flash and additional features of multi-shot, level 4 zoom, dedicated night mode, panorama shot mode and sorted HDR mode to improve the clarity for high contrasting scenes. On the front, the Yu Yunique 2 will get a 5MP front shooter with fixed focus for steady photos.

7. Connectivity – The device is compatible with OTG (on-the-go) devices, and supports 4G VoLTE, 4G, 3G, Wifi, GPS and Bluetooth v4.

8. Battery – The last Yu Yunique had a 2000mAh battery, and the new Yunique 2 packs in a bigger 2500mAh battery. It claims of having 11 hours of talktime and can extend for up to 22 hours with continuous music playback.

9. Variants – It is available in two color options, Champagne Gold and Coal Black.

10. Price and Availability – The Yu Yunique 2 had been priced smartly at Rs. 5,999. It is an Flipkart exclusive product, and will go on sale from July 27.

Pros Cons
1. Price 1. Display Size
2. 4G VoLTE 2. Battery
3. Camera
4. RAM and Processor
5. Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box

Comparison (Yu Yunique 2 vs. Redmi 4 vs. Moto C Plus)

Considering the price and the set of features Yu Yunique 2 offer, Micromax clearly pitches Yunique 2 against the bestsellers from the budget segment, Redmi 4 and Moto C Plus.

Specs Moto C Plus Redmi 4 YU Yunique 2
Display 5.5 inch HD Display 5.5 inch HD Display with 2D Curved Glass 5 inch HD Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Processor Mediatek MT 6737 Snapdragon 435 1.3Ghz MediaTek MT 6737 quad core SoC
Front Camera 2 Megapixel 5 Megapixel 5 Megapixel
Rear Camera 8 Megapixel 13 Megapixel 13 Megapixel
Software Android 7.1.1 Nougat Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 7.0 Nougat
Storage 16GB 16GB 16GB
Battery 4000 mAh 4100 mAh 2500 mAh
Connectivity 4G VoLTE, Dual Sim 4G VoLTE, Dual Sim 4G VoLTE, Dual Sim
Price Rs. 6,999 Rs. 6,999 (2GB Model) Rs. 5,999

So, which one do you think is the best of the lot – we still think Redmi 4 is the best bet in this segment, only if you could get your hands on the phone through their pesky flash sales!

  1. Filosh Mohan says

    U r right Arun.

  2. Filosh Mohan says

    I m will not became scape goat again by purchasing yu phone. Worst phone with worst service

    1. Arun Prabhudesai says

      A lot of people will agree with you, coz they have had same experience with YU phones

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